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Administrative Support

Program Coordinator I

Location Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000172890

Career Area:

Administrative Support

Job Description:


Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


A project management professional committed to delivering programs on-time, within budget and to specification by improving the effectiveness of project teams through the application of professionally accepted program and project management methods, techniques, tools, and training. Provides some expertise in specific areas of program and project management processes to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective implementation of products and services.

NPI program budgets: average $2,500,000 cumulative/incumbent
Programs supported:3-7 basic programs

This position is the entry level role of a project management professional. The incumbent has limited project management experience. He/she manages projects that have minimal R&D value, are least complex in nature, and will require close supervision. This is a staff position that requires a basic understanding of program and project management tools & processes. The incumbent will provide very basic facilitation for project teams, will not solely lead chartering sessions, will help develop network diagrams, and will help with integration & compression sessions. Work assignments will be specialized in nature with minimal coordination between other staff personnel needed for larger and more complex programs.

Specific work assignments may be as follows: Assist Program Managers in scheduling and support program control meetings & compression sessions. Incumbent has the ability to make schedule changes/corrections during control meetings and compression sessions. With Program Manager guidance, maintains program level issues/action logs, risk registers/FMEAs, scope change requests/logs, program work plans, and program cost tracking.

Create accurate and detailed schedules with regular follow-up by Program Management Supervisor to ensure data quality and timeliness. The incumbent captures project information, and with assistance from the project team interprets, identifies relationships between activities, analyzes data from schedule updates, works with project team members to resolve logic errors, helps explain changes due to updates, and updates plan accordingly based on actions taken by team to resolve schedule problems.

Conduct detail-planning meetings with regular supervision. The incumbent should possess the ability to work with functional areas to develop their detailed activities and schedule. Provides guidance in understanding and following program and project management standard processes and works daily with team members to emphasize the importance of the program schedule to be successful in implementing on time, within cost, and at the required quality targets. Provides administrative planning and follow-up for program team meetings.

The incumbent must be able to transfer work breakdown structure (WBS) into project management software. May create report packages and communicate project status.


  • The position requires general knowledge of company policies and processes, and company products and customers.
  • This position requires a four-year college or university degree with a technical focus is highly desirable.
  • In addition, one to three years of job-related experience in Program Coordination, Information Technology, Engineering, project management or NPI are typically desired.
  • Incumbent should have basic project management knowledge and experience in creating detailed, work plans within a PM software tool.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are desired including team leadership skills, good communication skills, and organizational skills.
  • Previous Green Belt experience is a plus.

The Caterpillar Code of Conduct states that we will select and place employees based on their qualifications for the job to be performed, without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. In this company we do not request pregnancy tests, nor HIV tests as requirements for employment entry, permanence or promotion.

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